Cuba’s ‘Economic Reforms Czar’ kicked out of the Communist Party’s National Assembly

I love the smell of communist purges in the morning: After he tried and failed to achieve the impossible — making a socialist economy work — the Castro dictatorship appears to be done with Marino Murillo Jorge.

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

Marino Murillo, the Cuban regime’s economic reforms czar, will not be in the National Assembly

The Cuban regime has left out Marino Murillo Jorge from the list of 470 candidates who will make up the National Assembly of Popular Power, (ANPP) which is the exact number of members the Parliament will have in its 10th Legislature. The absence of the government’s so-called “economic reforms czar” on the list appears to be a new punishment for the failure of what they called the Ordering Task.

Murillo Jorge was a member of the ANPP representing the Havana municipality of Plaza de la Revolucion and was ratified on April 18, 2018 for the 9th Legislature. Now, his name does not appear among the candidates list published in the state-run newspaper Granma.

Those included on the list are Mariel Castro Espin, the director of the National Center for Sex Education and daughter of Raul Castro and Luis Antonio Torres Iribar, the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in Havana.

In November 2021, Murillo Jorge was appointed as president of the Tobacco Business Group of Cuba. The previous month, Miguel Diaz-Canel had dismantled the Permanent Commission for the Implementation and Development of the Guidelines, which was in charge of the Ordering Task and headed by the economist.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

1 thought on “Cuba’s ‘Economic Reforms Czar’ kicked out of the Communist Party’s National Assembly”

  1. It hardly matters. The minions are essentially interchangeable. Should he be replaced altogether, the new “czar” will be as bad or worse. The problem is not who fills what post but that the system does not work.

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